What questions do you ask prospective clients?
what's the concept for this track?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Just my ears..they do most of the job ;)
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started playing the guitar at 4y.o. and I started working on jingles for commercial spots at 17y.o.
Now I am the C.e.o. founder of Ricky Hype Productions & music producer/sound engineer for South Trade Records
What's your strongest skill?
Vocal Production & Mastering skills
Tell us about your studio setup.
My setup is the right mix between analog and digital, outboard gear and plugins to find the perfect result!
Analog or digital and why?
Analog and digital together to combine each other!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I never had a disappointed client
What do you like most about your job?
I work with what i love and that keeps me inspired!
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
-When the master is gonna be done?
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Even the best mastering engineer cannot make miracles if the main mix is a mess!
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If you are looking for a sound engineer that is into Urban Music and works fast you are in the right place.
How would you describe your style?
Fresh & Clean
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Vybz Kartel, cause he is the Icon of Dancehall Music
Can you share one music production tip?
Songs are made to let the people enjoy them, not to show your skills.
Keep the thing simple!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Reggae - Dancehall - Bashment - HipHop - Rnb - Trap - EDM - Afrobeats - Azonto - Zouk - Reggaeton - Moombahton
What do you bring to a song?
I bring a fresh breeze to a song, making it sound clean and loud!
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Vybz Kartel, Noah 40 Shebib & John Frusciante
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing & Mastering